Professor Jaymie Matthews Lecture

Professor Jaymie Matthews
Department of Physics and Astronomy

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on December 2, 2000 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

The Search for Alien Worlds

Dr. Matthews is Mission Scientist for the MOST Project, a suitcase-sized microsatellite, scheduled for launch in 2002-2003, which will be Canada's first space observatory and which team members affectionately call the "Humble Space Telescope". MOST will give us clues to the age of the Universe and the future of our Sun. It should also unveil some of the mysteries about alien planetary systems recently discovered around other Sun-like stars. Dr. Matthews sits on the Board of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, is Canada's Education representative to the International Astronomical Union, and won one of the 1999 Killam Prizes for teaching excellence in the UBC Faculty of Science.

Fall Program 2000
Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9.

Background Information

(Compiled by Ted Powell)

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